Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 120 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Vallejo, CA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
  • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
  • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Spinal Stenosis
  • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Heat, Traction, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Walking/Hiking,

Although I have pain almost continuously that frequently wakes me up at night, I continue to participate in vigorous activities. Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, biking and gym workouts usually begin with level 7-9 pain, but within an hour I have some relief.

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